Where can I go to get Ultrasound CME Credits?

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CME Credits from the World Wide Leader in Ultrasound Training & CME

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute (GCUS) is the most comprehensive, accredited resource for live and online diagnostic ultrasound training and CME. The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Since 1985, Gulfcoast Ultrasound has been dedicated to providing the highest quality continuing medical education (CME) and skills training in the diagnostic ultrasound profession. All activities are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute has hosted over 145,000 physicians, sonographers, and other medical professionals with a broad range of ultrasound continuing medical education options, and has awarded over 500,000 CME credits to participants worldwide.

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute offers over 40 live seminars/courses and dozens of webinars a year, along with over 400 self-paced ultrasound training products in abdominal, adult echocardiography, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, critical care, musculoskeletal (MSKUS), OB/GYN, breast, rpvi, midwife, pediatric, physics, vascular and registry review in multiple learning formats. Past participants from our registry review courses, programs and products have a >98% exam success rate, the highest in the industry. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is also the first education provider in the industry to offer our latest learning format, Blended Ultrasound Training. This format combines our comprehensive online classroom programs with live 3:1 participant to instructor scan ratio hands-on scanning workshops.

Only the latest technology and innovative teaching methods are used at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute to ensure learners receive the maximum educational benefit from each course and product offered. As a result, seminars/courses, webinars, and educational products have received a 99.8% satisfaction rating for meeting or exceeding overall educational objectives. Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute also receives consistent high ratings for the quality and amount of hands-on instruction (industry leading 3:1 scan ratio) that are offered to all participants…a key component to effective medical education.

CLICK HERE to visit Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute’s website.
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How to become an ultrasound model.

Ultrasound Models

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute is looking for Ultrasound Models.

Ultrasound Scan Model job opportunities are available in St. Petersburg, Florida with Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute. Gulfcoast is currently seeking Vascular Models with varicose veins for a July 15th training seminar in St. Petersburg, FL.

This is a per diem, hourly position where individuals will be assigned for diagnostic ultrasound education events, based on business need. Event hours are typically from early afternoon to early evening and the individuals’ availability will need to be flexible.

Required Qualifications: Individuals must be comfortable with having multiple types of ultrasound examinations performed by instructors and medical student learners. Individuals must be comfortable with wearing a patient hospital gown for the duration of the event.

This opportunity pay ranges between $40-$75 per session. Sessions usually last between 3-4 hours. The only exception is for Pregnancy Models. Pregnancy models are on a volunteer basis. Complimentary ultrasound images are available for your time. All models are required to sign a consent form providing permission to be scanned for educational purposes.

Scanning program functions are conducted in an educational environment to acquire new ultrasound images, perform scanning demonstrations and further the education of sonographers. All scans are performed by a qualified, registered sonographer or physician for the purposes of demonstrating the capabilities of ultrasound equipment for diagnostic purposes and/or obtaining data of illustrations (including pictures). The examination will be conducted using an ultrasound system and various ultrasound transducers, all of which have been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If you are interested in this Ultrasound Scan Model job, then please click APPLY NOW.

For other opportunities available at Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute please email your resume to learn@gcus.com

How to Use Ultrasound for Needle Guidance

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How to use Ultrasound for Needle Guidance

Gulfcoast Ultrasound Medical Director James Mateer, MD, RDMS, demonstrates how to use power Doppler to assist with ultrasound needle-guidance. Improve your competence and confidence with Ultrasound Guided Procedures at a Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Course. CLICK HERE or call 727.363.4500 to learn more and register today.

The Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access Live Training Course provides participants a strong foundation to perform central and peripheral line techniques. This comprehensive course is taught by leading emergency medicine ultrasound experts that specialize in ultrasound guidance and incorporates comprehensive lectures, interactive case presentations, and includes hands-on scanning featuring a 3:1 participant to instructor ratio with both live models (anatomy) and inanimate phantoms (interventional techniques). This course is specifically designed for physicians, sonographers and other medical professionals who need ultrasound-guided vascular access (UGVA) training.

  • Most Comprehensive Hands-On UGVA Course Available
  • Destination Education in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 3:1 Participant to Faculty Hands-On Scan Ratio with Both Live Models (Anatomy) and Inanimate Phantoms (Interventional Techniques)
  • Scan Groups Assigned Based on Specialty Practice and Level of Experience
  • Lifetime Access to Digital Course Syllabus
  • Expert Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access Faculty
  • Trusted Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access CME Leader Since 1985
  • Expand Diagnostic & Interventional Services Offered
  • State-Of-The-Art Lecture Facility and Scan Labs
  • Immediately Implement Skills Learned into Clinical Practice
  • Free CME-Z Card with Registration (Save 5-10% off all future Gulfcoast product purchases)


The Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 7.25 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit(s).

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 7.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

This program has been approved by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists for 6.75 Class A CE credits

Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Courses

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Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Courses

Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Courses are designed to provide a strong foundation to perform and/or interpret carotid and peripheral vascular ultrasound examinations. Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Course are taught by leading vascular specialists and includes lectures, interactive case studies, and extensive hands-on scanning, featuring a 3:1 hands-on ratio using live models.

Location: St. Petersburg, FL 

  • The Most Comprehensive Vascular Ultrasound Course
  • 3:1 Participant/Instructor Ratio for Maximum Hands on Scanning
  • Interactive Case Presentations with an Audience Response System
  • Immediately Implement Skills Learned into Clinical Practice
  • Increase Diagnostic Skills and Scanning Proficiency
  • Lecture & Instruction by Leading Vascular Ultrasound Experts

Carotid Topics

  • Doppler & Color Fundamentals
  • Carotid Anatomy & Physiology
  • Normal Spectral Analysis
  • Carotid Scan Protocol
  • Disease Progression & Stenosis Assessment
  • Carotid Imaging Pitfalls
  • Interactive Case Studies
  • Evaluation & Measurement of Intima-Media Thickness
  • Carotid Abnormalities
  • How to Structure a Report

Peripheral Vascular Topics:

  • Venous Anatomy, Scan Techniques & Normal Characteristics
  • Duplex / Color Evaluation of LE, UE DVT
  • Evaluation of Venous Insufficiency
  • Duplex / Color Evaluation for Venous Ablation Procedures
  • Types of Vein Ablation Procedures
  • Pre-Procedure Mapping
  • Post-procedure Mapping
  • LE Arterial Anatomy & Physiology
  • Clinical Exam & Indirect Testing
  • Direct Testing & Duplex Scanning
  • Live Demo: Arterial Duplex of Lower Arterial Disease

Carotid Objectives:

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret Carotid Duplex/Color Flow Imaging ultrasound examinations.
  2. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the cerebrovascular system into the Carotid Duplex examination.
  3. Cite Doppler/color physics principles and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls or (physicians) utilize this information for identifying technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis.
  4. Perform routine scan protocols and Doppler calculations in a complete carotid duplex/color examination.
  5. Differentiate normal/abnormal spectral Doppler/color characteristics.
  6. List methods for obtaining quantitative information and state the diagnostic relevance of each measurement.
  7. Characterize plaque morphology and other pathology associated with cerebral vascular disease.
  8. Perform Intima-Media Thickness measurements and state the clinical significance as a screening method for cardiovascular disease.
  9. Integrate the information to include and prepare a structured report for a carotid ultrasound examination.
  10. Apply diagnostic criteria for accurate interpretation of carotid duplex/color flow examinations

Peripheral Vascular Objectives:

  1. Increase the participant’s knowledge to better perform and/or interpret upper and lower Peripheral Vascular ultrasound examinations.
  2. Apply knowledge of the anatomy/physiology of the upper and lower extremity venous and arterial systems into the venous and arterial duplex and physiologic testing examinations.
  3. Cite Doppler/color physics and be able to (sonographers) apply these principles to optimize system controls or (physicians) utilize this information for recognizing technical errors which may result in misdiagnosis.
  4. Perform routine scan protocols, and document Doppler waveforms for lower extremity arterial and venous evaluations of the upper and lower extremity.
  5. Differentiate normal/abnormal imaging, spectral Doppler and color characteristics for identifying arterial and venous disease.
  6. State the indications and applications of indirect testing methods for lower arterial disease.
  7. Demonstrate vein mapping techniques to identify suitability as a potential arterial bypass graft.
  8. Perform routine scan protocols and document Doppler waveforms for venous evaluation of the lower extremities, including pre and post vein ablation evaluation.
  9. State the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of venous insufficiency.
  10. Perform evaluation for venous insufficiency and patency of perforators for vein therapy treatment

Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging Courses Faculty:

William B. Schroedter, BS, RVT, FSVU
Vice President
Quality Vascular Imaging, Inc.
Venice, FL
Phillip J Bendick, PhD, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU
Vascular Consultant,
Vass, NC
Brian Schenker, MBA, RDMS, RVT
Program Coordinator
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
Tampa, FL
Rob Daigle, BA, RVT, FSVU, FSDMS
Ultrasound Consultant, Littleton, CO
Commercial Relationships to disclose:
President & Owner- Summer Publishing
Lori Green, BA, RT, RDMS, RDCS, RVT
President, Program Director
Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute, Inc.
St. Pete Beach, FL
Registration is quick, affordable and easy for the Emergency Medicine & Critical Care Ultrasound Course. Click or Call.  Introduction to Carotid & Peripheral Vascular Duplex/Color Flow Imaging | 727.363.4500